High School Football Player Dies After Practice

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(WDSU) A 15-year-old football player in Amite City, Louisiana died this week after a late-night practice at his high school.

Coaches and teammates say Terrance Allen was walking back to the locker room around 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Tuesday, when he suddenly collapsed. The team had been practicing late at night to avoid the afternoon heat. Even so, the temperatures were still in the 80s.

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Emergency crews performed CPR on Allen, but he passed away a short time later at a local hospital.

Authorities say Allen was a defensive tackle with no known medical issues. Right now, there’s still no word on what caused him to collapse.